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Tacoma, Washington, United States

Tacoma, Washington, United States
Band Alternative Rock


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"Indievision music"

Alright, enough prattling on about the source of my latest review… and on to the review itself. Lybecker is a 3-piece out of Seattle, Washington that offers up a fanciful blend of smooth alt-rock. Think Tokio Hotel, Paper Route, and The Afters. For starters anyway. They mix it up here and there, but tend to stick with simple, catchy tunes that feature straight forward instrumentation and passionate vocals. The sound is well-polished and very professional. There’s no reason that these guys shouldn’t be getting some serious radio play. Particularly with songs like “For Who You Are”, which is equal parts ear friendly and ultra catchy… and features a borrowed Building 429 riff to round it out.

Lyrically, Lybecker is upfront in a somewhat subdued way. It’s obvious who and what they’re singing about, but don’t expect them to actually name names. The messages are typically encouraging and up beat. Consider the song “New Life” which says, “you give hope to the broken / a heart to the hopeless / ‘cause everything inside of you wants to breath new life / you bring love to the fallen / a home to the orphan / ‘cause everything inside of you wants to breath new life / breath it in me now (x4) / you bring strength to the weary / peace to the mourning / ‘cause everything inside of you wants to breath new life”. Or maybe the slightly more whimsical but no less pointed “Fade Away” which says, “staying up late playing video games / calling all your friends just to waste the day away / when life is good / yeah, life is good / being rock stars on the TV screen / maybe some day I’ll be ion a magazine / and I miss you / yeah, I miss you / don’t let it fade / sitting in the bar playing the guitar / walking hand in hand with the girl who stole your heart / and I miss you / yeah, I miss you”.

The standout track for me was “Better”. I thought that they just let loose a bit more on this song and had fun with it. But truth be told, there wasn’t much of a downside to any of the songs on this CD. It really is a great release.

Overall: Lybecker has a great sound and shows a lot of maturity. Everything is professional quality and really does a great job of showcasing these guys’ talent. This is a great find and a band to be on the lookout for. I’m no prophet, but I can see good things coming their way. -

"Keith Everette Smith"

"Dewey Lybecher’s debut release is raw and exciting and reminiscent of some of my favorite bands…. bands like Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox 20 and The Wallflowers. It’s unpretentious Christian rock. What I appreciate about Dewey is his willingness to place the message at the forefront of his songs. I’d be willing to say that we’re great things ahead for this talented artist."

Keith Everette Smith
Producer, Mixer, Songwriter
(Jadon Lavik, Meredith Andrews, Matt Papa) - Saddleback Church

"HM Magazine"

Dewey is the 'pick of the litter' aka the unsigned band of the month for the Mayb/June issue of Hard Music magazine.

Isn't that great?! - HM magazine

"Club Impact"

" I've known Dewey for quite some time and would like to recommend him. He is an hard working & very talented musician that has been exposed to the music industry for quite some time now. He initially performed here in his 1st band over 10 years ago and they drew an incredible amount of people. He also played here just a few months ago and drew well over 60 people just to see his band specifically. I am very confident he will please the crowd as well as draw a good amount of people... to really any show he plays.
Thank you very much for your time." - Deck Smith/president & Director

"Pacific Region Spt. of Open Bible Churches"

"Dewey Lybecker is a young man with a passionate zeal for bringing people into the Presence of the Lord. His kind, gracious spirit shows itself in every word and sound. When I am with Dewey I smile a lot and I find myself being more in love with Jesus." - Gary Emery


Until we feel alive -LP



Lybecker has played with Phil Wickham, MXPX, John Rueben, Sanctus Real, etc. and tours over 150 dates a year. Culturally relevant? Lybecker invents trends (ever heard of a fannypack? that was dewey) Artistically relevant? Yo Yo Ma learned from from Dan. Spiritually Relevant? Lybecker is made up of Christ followers 1st,worship leaders 2nd, and wannabe rockstars 3rd.

There’s something about Lybecker that makes you not want to stop listening. It could be the fact that Dewey's voice sounds like a cross between Fergie and Jesus. And when Dan plays the bass some people swear he takes on the shape of a unicorn. Chris used to work at a college as a janitor and solve equations professors would leave on their black boards. But it’s probably just that when you’re around the band, everything is good.

People seem to love Lybecker not only because they have a great sound, but because they are great guys. Their music sounds like Third eye Blind hit switchfoot with a guitar and went to jail where they were cell mates with Shane and Shane and played basketball with David Crowder band.

Our Aim is to Glorify God in everything we do. We tend to have a huge passion for making the most of the life that God has given us:)